Taking Bikes to Car Shows

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Robertriley

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 15, 2010
8,048
Riverside, Ca
All the time. We have a monthly one by me and I try to take something different every time. I took the Robin there just last Friday and there is another one in town today but I need to find out if we're going to the movies or if I can skip out and go to the show
 
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Clark58mx

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 30, 2016
423
27
New Wilmington PA
I need to try that. Lots of old timers at car shows.
 

Krakatoa

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 12, 2016
4,249
Bellows Falls VT
Have done this for the past couple of summers. There are auto swaps all over New England at the various racetracks and airports. There is a lot of cross over interest between old bikes and old cars & motorcycles and vintage in general. Having a great bike in your booth or riding one around shopping is a great icebreaker, most everyone loves an old bike.
 

phantom

I live for the CABE
Nov 14, 2010
1,334
GA
I attend a couple Cruise nights a month. One every Saturday at different locations. Some allow bikes if they are stationary and not ridden around. A couple don't allow them at all. Most adults would act responsible with a bike at a car show, but how do you tell an 8 year old kid on a bike or a skateboard or scooter to do the same, I have seen accidents happen that could have been prevented.
 
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Krakatoa

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 12, 2016
4,249
Bellows Falls VT
The bmx kids go nuts at a couple of the shows and it's kind of fun to watch! You have to stay out of their way. Funniest thing I saw was when a couple of them crashed into each other at high speed what a yard sale! Some of the tracks have super high bank walls that are a trip to scoot around on. The Stafford show in particular is pretty darn fun because there is somewhat of a rowdy redneck atmosphere during setup and in the wee hours overnight.

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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
18,797
Evans, GA
I've done it a lot over the last five years. Always get lots of compliments and have had more than one hardcore car guy tell me my bikes were better than most of the cars there. Had a couple bikes sitting next to a guy who had both a Ferrari and a Lambo and I was getting twice the attention--he said he just didn't get why people would be so interested in an old bike! V/r Shawn

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sccruiser

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 7, 2015
353
Santa Cruz Ca.
This morning. Car show in Capitola Ca. Always alot of attention. Funny fact , if you ride a Muscle bike ( Krate, Stingray) twice as many people will check it out. Alot of interest from the baby boomers with kids now telling them " I had one of those ! "
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island schwinn

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
May 10, 2010
4,753
60
Modesto,CA. 95355
I had a thread in the breakroom a few years ago regarding this same topic.almost got in a fight with a dude who said my bike was too close to his car.it was at least 5 feet away.he was worried I would scratch his piece of junk car.
 

Phattiremike

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2016
1,989
Dahlonega Ga.
We use to attend a great car show every Friday night in Davie Florida at the Tower Shops shopping plaza, people loved them. I got some great leads from displaying bikes there.
 

partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
10,819
The Land of Oz
All the time. I went to a lot in 2015 and '16. Not so many this year. I used to set up at a cruise in on Friday night and hit a few shows on the weekend. Always a good time. Generally speaking, if motorcycles are allowed, your bikes will be a welcome attraction.

I was at a show in August, 2015 and I had my Silver Jet, rat rod, Monark, and my Spyder 5-speed loaded up. Danny from "Counting Cars" was there. His motorcycle friends made a B-line for my truck to get a closer look at the Silver Jet and especially the Spyder! That was a lot of fun. Especially seeing his band perform from backstage!
 
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